“Bizarre” –Strange Objects Detected Near Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole | The Daily Galaxy

“These objects look like gas and behave like stars,” said co-author Andrea Ghez, UCLA’s Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics and director of the UCLA Galactic Center Group about a new class of bizarre objects with orbits ranging from about 100 to 1,000 years at the center of our galaxy, not far […]

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Some Astronomers Think We Should Be Looking For Hydrogen-Breathing Aliens. Here’s Why

The first time we find evidence of life on a planet orbiting another star (an exoplanet), it is probably going to be by analysing the gases in its atmosphere. With the number of known Earth-like planets growing, we could soon discover gases in an exoplanet’s atmosphere that are associated with life on Earth… read more about […]

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All you need to know: Eta Aquariid meteors | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

Halley’s Comet is bringing A meteor shower that will peak tonight!!! Full moon will be May 7. That means there’s an exceedingly narrow window of true darkness between moonset and dawn now. Monday and/or Tuesday morning will be the peak mornings of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower. The meteors will be flying, but moonlight will […]

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Astronomers have found the edge of the Milky Way at last | Science News

Our galaxy is a whole lot bigger than it looks. New work finds that the Milky Way stretches nearly 2 million light-years across, more than 15 times wider than its luminous spiral disk. The number could lead to a better estimate of how massive the galaxy is and how many other galaxies orbit it… https://www.sciencenews.org/article/astronomers-have-found-edge-milky-way-size

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